[Answer ID: 13800]

How do I exchange the internal hard disks of CloudStation? (CS-WV, CS-WX Series only)

Created 11/21/2011 06:47  |   Updated 03/09/2012 05:32
  NOTE
  • If your LinkStation is in RAID 0 mode or Normal mode, the data stored in the CloudStation will be lost.
  • If your LinkStation is in RAID 1 mode, the data stored in the CloudStation will be recovered when RAID array is rebuilt.

    * If a second drive fails before original defective drive is replaced, all data may be lost.



Replace a defective internal hard drive

  1. Shut down the LinkStation by moving the switch to Off position and remove all cables.

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  2. Pull the front cover forward while pressing gently on the hollow on the left side.

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  3. Remove the front cover. 

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  4. Pull out the tab above the failed drive while pressing the release below the drive.
    The tab will slide out approximately 2 cm (1 inch).

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    Note: Take care that your finger is not pinched between the tab and the drive.

  5. Remove the failed drive. 

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  6. Insert the new drive until it clicks.

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  7. Reattach the front cover.

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  8. Reattach all cables and power on the LinkStation.


 

Rebuild the RAID array

If your CloudStation is in RAID 1, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to [System]-[Storage] after logging in to the local Web interface, and then click [Click here].
    Click here to refer to how to access the local Web interface.

  2. Click [Yes] on the screen after you read the notification about the data lost.
    After you click [Yes], RAID rebuilding will be started.

    You can refer the progress for RAID rebuilding shows on the local web UI.
    RAID rebuilding starts after the progress get to 100%.



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